La Tumba Francesa

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Watch the La Tumba Francesa video, 2008 URL Description The dance song and drumming style known as Tumba Francesa French Drum was brought to Cuba by Haitian slaves who were resettled in the islands eastern regions following the unrest in Haiti during the 1790s It embodies one of the oldest and most tangible links to the Afro Haitian heritage of Cubas Oriente province and developed from an eighteenth century fusion of music from Dahomey in West Africa and traditional French dances After Cubas

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